Introduction: Paper Clip Rubber Band Slingshot

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I will show you how to make a traditional slingshot out of paper clips and rubber bands.

Step 1: What You'll Need.

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You will need:
-A bunch of rubber bands
-A bunch of paper clips
-Your hands
-The ability to twist wrap rubber bands

Step 2: Making the Handle

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First, gather 4 or 5 paper clips, and take 2 at a time having one overlap the other about a 1/4" in a line.
Next, grasp the clips and start to wrap rubber band around the overlapping part of the paper clips. (Do not wrap the bands too much or else it will make it too thick for the next step. Just wrap it enough so the it will hold it firmly together.)
Repeat until it starts to resemble a handle of reasonable size.

Step 3: Reinforcing the Handle

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After you make the handle you must reinforce it by wrapping another set of paper clips around it to make it stronger.

Step 4: Making the V

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Next make 2 things that is a little shorter that the handle itself and reinforce those with a lot of rubber bands and another set of clips.

Step 5: Add the Main Band to Shoot Stuff

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loop 1 band through a clip at the top and loop the band through itself making a knot. Then tie or loop another on the other clip, and finally tie it all together.

Step 6: TA-DA!!!!!!!!

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You're done. Wage some cubical ware with the two greatest office supplies!


arisachang (author)2013-03-16

thanks this will help me a lot with a project!

nsaltz94 (author)2007-06-30

you should post pictures of the item being built and not just the finished product

Captainsparklez (author)nsaltz942013-01-04

yeah i agree with nsaltz94 but thanx dude i used some duct tape and now it's so good!!

jrs2200 (author)nsaltz942007-06-30

thats what i thought but ill probably put pictures of the process up in the future

inergy (author)2011-01-15

tape ftw

sharlston (author)2009-08-08

nice ible its really cool and well written :)

cvillamar22 (author)2009-08-05

The point of the pictures is to help people understand what you ar saying. but with the same picture I didn´t understand anything.

lllalllo (author)2008-11-06

How much years does it take to make it?

sharlston (author)lllalllo2009-05-04

im gueesing 10 years

shrek150 (author)2009-03-22

how many rubberbands did u use

shrek150 (author)2009-03-22

your pictures suck

knight2067 (author)2008-08-26

Falls apart easily. Might need some glue, preferably hot melt.

X_D_3_M_1 (author)2007-10-20

looks like 10000000 m rubber bands on it.......

andy60 (author)2007-08-14

looks neat but also looks as it could bend easy, however the paperclips may reinforce it... i wanna see a vid of this working :D

hg341 (author)2007-07-01


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